A year or two ago I read a book by Leonard White “The Story of Gosport” It was a very interesting book and I think in the context of recent activities, I probably need to read at least parts of it again. THat’s because there’s a period from 1850 onwards that is particularly interesting about the existence of the town.
Bringing Gosport and Alverstoke together as a borough was not an easy task and even ended up going to a public enquiry; this was around whether it would be Alverstoke and Gosport Borough, or Gosport and Alverstoke. It got quite lively with public meetings leading to threats.
I found a news paper report from 1891 about that meeting. My initial thought was that the news when I was young, in the 1970’s would be quite an interesting period with the minutes from the council and newspaper articles would be quite plentiful, I would look for items in the news papers that were controversial or funny and then do a vlog about it. But then I thought, OK that could be a bit dodgy, as time wise it’s relatively close to now. So then I thought, that OK, I know I can get newspaper articles from the 1850-1900 period (the report on the lively meeting was a very good read).
Now it’’s how to approach the Vlogging that is going to be interesting. I very much want to do this, but in my way.